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Finland Bankrolls Three LNG Terminals

Finland Bankrolls Three LNG Terminals

Finland’s Ministry of Employment and the Economy has committed a total of EUR 65.2 million in energy subsidies for three liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals. With the help of this support, Manga LNG Oy, Skangass Oy, and Oy Aga Ab will build LNG terminals in Tornio, Pori and Rauma respectively. These new terminals will help facilitate […]

New Jersey Port Getting Rail Upgrades

New Jersey Port Getting Rail Upgrades

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approved redevelopment of Greenville Yard that will include a new ExpressRail facility that will support the adjacent Global Marine Terminal. This will allow the terminal to ship and receive containerized cargo by rail, a capability that it lacks today, the Port Authority says in a release. […]

Global Tanker Fleet Shying Away from ECDIS

Global Tanker Fleet Shying Away from ECDIS

The majority of ships in the global tanker fleet have yet to adopt ECDIS, according to data published for the first time by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO). The SOLAS regulations on the mandatory carriage of ECDIS will come into force from July 1, 2015 for all tankers over 3,000 gross metric tonnes, apart […]

MAIB: Inadequate Use of ECDIS Causing More Accidents

MAIB: Inadequate Use of ECDIS Causing More Accidents

The  grounding of the chemical tanker Ovit on the Varne Bank in the Dover Strait on 18 September 2013 was caused by poor use of electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS), according to a report issued by the UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB). As explained by the report, Ovit’s primary means of navigation was ECDIS and […]

WISKA Showcases Five New Products at SMM

WISKA Showcases Five New Products at SMM

WISKA, a Hamburg-based manufacturer of electrical equipment, lighting products and CCTV camera surveillance systems for shipbuilding and diverse industries, is presenting a total of five new products to an international trade audience for the first time at the SMM 2014 in Hamburg. One highlight is the multi-functional, LED multi-purpose Luminaire 4000. The DNV GL certified luminaire […]

Wärtsilä Dual-Fuel Engines Crack Bulker Market

Wärtsilä Dual-Fuel Engines Crack Bulker Market

The increasing use of LNG as a marine fuel is further emphasised with the latest order for Wärtsilä’s dual-fuel engine technology. A new cement carrier being built at the Scheepswerf Ferus Smit yard in the Netherlands will feature a 6-cylinder Wärtsilä 34DF main engine, making it the first bulk carrier to adopt Wärtsilä’s multi fuel […]

Becker Marine Systems Marks a Milestone at SMM

Becker Marine Systems Marks a Milestone at SMM

Becker Marine Systems has used this year’s SMM in Hamburg as a platform to showcase the company’s top products, with new orders for Becker Twisted Fins, the celebration of the 750th Becker Mewis Duct, and a successful launch of the first LNG Hybrid Barge soon to be deployed at the Port of Hamburg as some of the […]

Date Set for Navingo Maritime & Offshore Career Event 2015

Date Set for Navingo Maritime & Offshore Career Event 2015

The 9th annual Navingo Maritime & Offshore Career Event (MOCE) will be held on Wednesday 22 April 2015 at the Beurs World Trade Center in Rotterdam. During the 2014 event the organizer, Navingo BV, welcomed 4.449 visitors and 131 exhibitors, making this the most comprehensive career event in maritime and offshore industry. In 2015, the […]

Japan Keen on Building Russian Ships

Japan Keen on Building Russian Ships

Prospects for the construction of vessels for Russian customers, issues of access to the Russian market for novel ship equipment produced by Japanese manufacturers, and further cooperation between enterprises from the maritime sector of the two countries in the sphere of innovation were the focal points of the fourth Russian-Japanese seminar Development of Cooperation in Shipbuilding and […]

USCG Approval Gets Wärtsilä Record BWMS Order

USCG Approval Gets Wärtsilä Record BWMS Order

A total of 22 bulk carriers, being built by Yangzhou Guoyu Shipbuilding Co. Ltd in China for Singapore based Pioneer Marine, will feature Wärtsilä Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS). The Wärtsilä systems will enable the vessels to comply fully with the IMO’s ballast water convention. The contracts were finalised in August. Each of the 38,000 […]

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